The question every journalist wants to answer today is, who is the author of the anonymous New York Times Op-Ed that highlighted his or her role in the “resistance,” taking place inside the Trump White House.
So who is the saboteur?
Finding the person that wrote the Op-Ed is not easy. They didn’t give a lot of clues about his or her identity and the New York Times isn’t talking despite Trump’s demands.
Does the so-called “Senior Administration Official” really exist, or is it just the Failing New York Times with another phony source? If the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2018
Since nobody is saying a word all we can do is speculate, but there is one person who should be on the president’s radar. That person is Raj Shah.
Raj Shah was a formerly in charge of the opposition research for the RNC, and is now the White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary and the Deputy Assistant to the President.
Shah is a 32-year-old son of Mumbai immigrants. He’s an Ivy League educated senior official in the White House and has the skill to pen such a poignant Op-Ed.
He’s also connected to the new Bob Woodward book that calls Trump’s White House “Crazytown.” Woodward admitted that he spoke with Raj in a recorded phone call with the president. Trump didn’t seem to care.
The connection between the new Woodward book called “Fear” and Raj is interesting. The book questions Trump’s control of the White House and the Op-Ed only seems to strengthen Woodward’s point.
Even the Times wrote an article on Tuesday about how the book “portrays a White House with relentless infighting and a work culture so toxic an volatile that many of President Trump’s top advisers and cabinet members became accustomed to working around their boss, whom they described as unstable and uninformed.”
Just one day before the now famous Op-Ed was released. The book and the Op-Ed seem to be connected in their attacks on Trump and would make sense if someone involved with the book was also the person that wrote the Op-Ed.
That brings us to Raj Shah. We know he talked with Woodward, as Deputy Press Secretary he has the skill to pen the Op-Ed and the connections to make it happen. We know he was in charge of opposition research, so he is a smart guy and thinking of a plan like this isn’t outside of this wheelhouse.
Shah is also on record for calling Trump “deplorable” during the election, despite working on research to help Trump win against Hillary Clinton.
Raj may or may not be the one that wrote the anonymous Op-Ed, but at the very least he should be investigated.
What are your thoughts? Who do you think wrote the anonymous Op-Ed? Let us know in the comments below.